2015 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 'Cagiolo'
From vines in Chieti, this Riserva spends 12 months in barriques before bottling. Plentiful aromas of plum, violet, licorice, wood and black fruits lead to a clean, intense, vibrant palate with concentration balanced by elegant, stony acidity. It's a plush yet fresh style, with iron richness accompanying ripe hedgerow fruits, macerated cherries, and herb and floral notes. The finish is long, cleansed by the wash of acidity.